Ballina Council opens festival and event funding

Ballina Shire Council has opened its Festival and Event Sponsorship Program.

Now in its 10th year, the program offers event organisers the opportunity to apply for sponsorship from a pool of approximately $100,000 of funding for their festival or event for the 2021/22 financial year.

Over the years, the program has sponsored events including Alstonville New Year’s Eve Family Festival; Ballina Country Music Festival; Ballina Food and Wine Festival; Love Lennox Festival; and Skullcandy Oz Grom Open.

“It’s important we secure this funding for event organisers well before the start of the 2021/22 financial year,” Ballina Mayor David Wright said.

“Although events have been adversely impacted by COVID-19 we will proceed with the application process in the hope that the circumstances are different by the time 2021/22 rolls around.

“Applications will be tabled at the November Council meeting so that event organisers will know the outcome of their application by December 2020.”

The program closes on 23 October 2020.